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Tom Stoltman Withdraws From 2022 Shaw Traditional After Bother With Flight Preparations

On August 11, 2022, the organizing physique of the Shaw Traditional introduced over Instagram that two-time defending World’s Strongest Man (WSM) Tom Stoltman would withdraw from this 12 months’s version of the competition. With the competitors proper across the nook on August 13-14, 2022, there won’t be a substitute for Stoltman’s roster spot.  

In a video on his YouTube channel, Stoltman later revealed the explanation behind his withdrawal. In a mix-up, the flight plans for his spouse, Sinead, had been incorrect once they checked their remaining preparations to journey to Colorado. With no decision, Stoltman wouldn’t journey to america with out his associate. 

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“I didn’t need to fly over with out Sinead. I couldn’t simply go away Sinead on the airport,” Stoltman clarified. “My first intuition was to ensure Sinead was alright and get her sorted. I might then consider myself second.”

Stoltman and his older brother and fellow strongman competitor, Luke, had been initially alleged to fly along with their wives to the competitors. That plan was scrapped as Luke and his associate went to Colorado alone. 

Tom famous earlier than making his remaining determination to withdraw, he had a dialog with the Shaw Traditional organizer, Brian Shaw. Then, Stoltman mirrored that he wanted his spouse alongside him to compete and made the concession. 

“The state of affairs by that time was simply an excessive amount of for me,” Stoltman stated. “I feel the perfect curiosity for me now’s to simply move this competitors.” 

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On the time of this writing, right here is the ultimate roster for the 2022 Shaw Traditional. It’ll solely characteristic 15 athletes after Stoltman’s departure. 

2022 Shaw Traditional Roster 

2022 Shaw Traditional Occasions

On the time of this text’s publication, right here is the confirmed schedule of occasions for the 2022 Shaw Traditional:

Day One — Saturday, August 13, 2022

Day Two — Sunday, August 14, 2022

  • Log Press 
  • Body Carry Arm-Over-Arm Medley
  • Automobile Leg Press for Reps
  • Atlas Stones

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Even with the youthful Stoltman’s withdrawal, this 12 months’s contest must be a captivating battle. It nonetheless options a number of WSM winners like Shaw (2011, 2013, 2015-2016), Žydrūnas Savickas (2009-2010, 2012, 2014) and Oleksii Novikov (2020).

There are additionally a couple of notable rising stars like Mitchell Hooper and defending Shaw Traditional champion Trey Mitchell. Throughout, the remaining discipline may push one another in an thrilling back-and-forth. 

The 2022 Shaw Traditional will happen on August 13-14 in Loveland, CO. 

Featured picture: @theshawclassic

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